Paraleap Technologies

CloudMonix

4.5 / 5 5 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

IT professionals


Average Ratings

5 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $75.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    http://cloudmonix.com/plans-pricing/
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Paraleap Technologies
  • cloudmonix.com
  • Founded 2010
  • United States

About CloudMonix

CloudMonix provides advanced cloud monitoring and automation for applications and services deployed on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. IT administrators are able to gain deep insight into their Azure applications, get immediate alerts and notifications when things go wrong, setup automated self-healing actions and much more. Microsoft Azure support includes but is not limited to: - Azure Cloud Services - Azure Virtual Machines (Windows and Linux) - stand-alone Windows Server


CloudMonix Features

  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Baseline Manager
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • IP Address Monitoring
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Server Monitoring
  • SLA Monitoring
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Web Traffic Reporting

CloudMonix Reviews

AzureWatch Allows us to scale based on our custom needs.

Mar 13, 2013
5/5
Overall

Comments: I was pleasantly surprised that during an Azure outage of storage due to the SSL expiration issue that AzureWatch actually notified us prior to the Azure dashboard being updated. It gives us the confidence we need in production.

Pros: Easy to configure. Easy to manage. Notifies you of issues even when they are deep in azure's architecture.

Cons: For Enterprise customers with multiple Azure Subscriptions you have to create multiple accounts.

Vendor Response

by Paraleap Technologies on June 02, 2013

Thank you for your review. Users can now add multiple subscriptions to a single AzureWatch account.

Rock solid product and great price!

Mar 03, 2013
5/5
Overall

Comments: We run a global social networking which has huge spikes in usage at certain times of the day and week, at peak periods the network can be 40x as busy as at the quietest period .. using Azure Watch we are able to scale seamlessly to handle the extra demand but also keep costs low when things are quiet. The service is very reliable, and most of the time we don't even think about it .. it just happens in the background!

Pros: Reliable Effective Cheap

Cons: The web UI could do with a bit of a makeover, it's not very attractive or easy to use. My advice is to just stick with it until you get used to it and don't judge the rock solid product that exists behind the scenes based on the look of the web UI

Great for monitoring and auto-scaling Azure cloud services

Feb 19, 2013
4/5
Overall

Comments: We at Formiik (www.formiik.com) have been using Azure Watch for close to a year to monitor our Azure app. It is an essential part of our tool belt. We especially like the ability to monitor queue levels and scale based on those. The daily performance reports and metrics history have helped us solve many problems and the e-mail notifications work great and we have those feed directly into our support desk. The UI is reasonable but still has some room for improvement (thus the 4 stars) but the business value of AzureWatch is pretty much unquestionable.

Pretty decent after the latest big update

Feb 18, 2013
5/5
Overall

Comments: I would have rated it 3.5 out of 5 when it had desktop configuration component. They now have decent web UI that allows configuration and monitoring. Good: can monitor most of Azure middleware Bad: wish I could add more subscriptions to single account

Great set of features for the price

Feb 18, 2013
4/5
Overall

Comments: We use AzureWatch at my company and it works very well. We use AzureWatch to monitor our many Compute Instances and Azure Queues. Also, the company has been very responsive to our support questions and feature requests. The ability to create rules to govern Azure auto-scaling is phenomenal. We have multiple types of rules to automatically scale up the number of instances we run based on metrics like CPU utilization, Queue depth, etc. We also have scale-down rules to help minimize our Azure costs. The rule creation does not require development either--our Ops team is perfectly comfortable creating and editing these rules via the graphical interface within the AzureWatch portal. We also have created rules to notify us when certain application events occur, such as data getting stuck in an Azure Queue, or a particular Compute Instance entering a "not-ready" state. These really help us manage the environment. AzureWatch also stores this diagnostic data for a long period of time (so long that I am not sure how long) and we use it to identify trends in the performance of our applications. Note that the only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars is that I think the "dashboard" feature needs some work. Everything else is great.